Manual on prevention of establishment and control of mosquitoes of public health importance in the WHO European Region (with special reference to invasive mosquitoes) (2018)



By Willem Takken, Henk van den Berg
2018, vii + 65 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5388 4
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Introduction and establishment of invasive mosquito vectors have increased the threat of emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya in the WHO European Region. Aedes albopictus and Ae. aegypti, in particular, have increased their geographical range and occurrence, while some native vectors have also spread into new areas. These problems highlight the need for countries to have systems in place for entomological surveillance and vector control. This manual provides practical guidance on vector control. Four scenarios are outlined, ranging from prevention of introduction and establishment of vectors, to control of vector populations and circulating disease pathogens and newly emerging diseases. State-of-the-art methods of control are described, accompanied by discussion of their effectiveness, application, use, and monitoring and evaluation. Strategies for planning and implementation are outlined for each scenario. Regulatory, legal and organizational aspects of vector control, and monitoring and evaluation are discussed.